AEF (Alternative Education Foundation) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) governed by a Board of Directors. The foundation operates schools, conducts educational research, provides professional training, and hosts parent support groups. The schools serves the South Florida area and caters to students and families who are effected by Autism, Attention Deficits, Cognitive Delays, and related social and communication deficits. AEF provides transport for students within Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.
AEF was founded in 2003 by a group of parents who wanted a better education for their children. These parents had tried a variety of public and private schools, but could not find a school that catered to their child’s specific needs; academics, social skills, cognitive skills and life skills. The one-size-fits-all approach of traditional schools was not working and their children, despite their intelligence, were not experiencing success. They did not want to place their children in special programs that serviced more severe social, emotional and behavioral problems. Their solution was to start a non-profit foundation, whose primary goal was to fund school programs catering to average to above-average intelligence children and adolescents who were not excelling academically, socially, and/or at home. These students do not require a restrictive environment but rather a structured, nurturing environment focusing on academic, social, and cognitive skills.
You have taken the first step to ensuring the future success of your child. If you are reading this, you or someone you know are not satisfied with your child’s current school and know there must be a better alternative. Or maybe your school is not being supportive in helping you raise a well-mannered, successful, and confident child or teenager. Either way, you have found the right place.